Monday, April 18, 2011

2011 Market Movie Night Series

This Wednesday 7-9pm, the Zero Waste Coalition (which we are a member of) is sponsoring a free showing of the prize winning film Waste Land at Shed 5 in Detroit’s Eastern Market. Voted Best World Cinema Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Waste Land features Brazilian catadores (recycling scavengers) who mine the world‘s largest trash dump near Rio de Janeiro. Brooklyn artist Vik Muniz travels to Rio to photograph them, but the encounter creates new images as the catadores begin to re-imagine their lives. Discussion of the challenges of waste will follow the showing.

Zero Waste Detroit is a coalition of over a dozen environmental and community organizations advocating waste recycling, materials recovery, waste reduction and an end to burning Detroit’s waste. For more information call Anna Holden (313-331-0932) or

Learn more about the movie here:

About the Market Movie Night Series: Join us every third Wednesday of the month for this casual event celebrating the connection between health, the environment, food security, agriculture, the economy and our community. Please bring a comfortable seat. Though Shed 5 (Russell & Alfred) is enclosed and heated, it’s a large space so bringing sweaters, blankets and friends is advised. Shed 5 is located at the corner of Russell and Alfred St. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Shed.

The 2011 Market Movie Night Series is brought to you by Eastern Market Corporation, Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit, People’s Water Board Coalition, Ecology Center, Zero Waste Detroit, Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Earthworks Urban Farm, Detroit Food Justice Task Force, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, Sierra Club and Detroit Evolution.


  1. Hello. I am thinking of coming to the movie tonight and just need to know if there is a donation involved to watch the movie. This will be my first go around. Thanks!

  2. Hi Annie - the movie is free! Thanks!